Head to these local Mexican and Tex-Mex staples to get your taco (and margarita) fix this Tuesday—or really any day of the week.
The in crowd calls this Mexican restaurant home, usually donning hip threads to match the tacos al carbon, empanadas, enchiladas and top-shelf ’ritas. While social distancing, pick up your usual order curbside, with an accompanying boozy concoction.
Daily, 3-8pm, 2630 Westheimer Road, 713.520.1738, armandosrestaurant.com
Tacos de cochinita pibil at Picos
Arnaldo Richards’ Picos
Executive chef Richards blends contemporary culinary concepts with traditional, authentic Mexican cooking at his Upper Kirby locale. Toast Taco Tuesday with its top-shelf to-go menu which boasts a variety of DIY cocktail packs and the newly added 16-ounce top-shelf marg. For something more substantial, try the Tex-Mex dinner for four: a customizable package with beef picadillo or shredded chicken, choice of 10 crispy taco shells or tortillas, lettuce, tomato and cheese, plus rice, beans and salsa roja. (Pro tip: Breakfast tacos are doled out daily.)
Daily, 8am-8pm, 3601 Kirby Drive, 832.831.9940, picos.net
The "Damn Goode" margarita
Goode Company Taqueria
Goode Company's resident taqueria has you covered with options like the two crispy taco dinner ($11), two soft taco dinner ($15), family breakfast taco pack ($40) and more, plus to-go versions of its “Damn Goode” margarita. Available for curbside pickup or delivery (free delivery within 3-mile radius for orders of $60 or more).
Daily, 8am-8:30pm, 4902 Kirby Drive, 713.520.9153, goodecompanytaqueria.com
Pulpo with onions and peppers
When open for business, Hugo Ortega’s Westheimer eatery swells with lovers of authentic Mexican food. Go-tos from its current menu include pulpo (octopus with onions and peppers), duck carnitas tacos with tomatillo sauce, Tacos Brazas and its famously fresh margaritas.
Daily, 11am-8pm, 1600 Westheimer Road, 713.524.7744, hugosrestaurant.net
Fresh margs from Los Tios
This 50-year-old Houston Tex-Mex institution owned by the Adair family operates five area locations, with the San Felipe location serving as its flagship. Menu favorites include mesquite-grilled fajitas, enchiladas, puffy quesos, combo plates and, of course, beef or chicken street tacos. The flagship, Beechnut and Memorial locations are offering curbside pickup, which you can order online or by phone.
Daily, 8am-8pm, 5161 San Felipe St., Ste. 100, 713.623.6103; 14006 Memorial Drive, 281.493.4700; 4840 Beechnut St., Meyerland, 713.660.6244; lostiosrestaurant.com
Ninfa's beloved tacos al carbon
The Original Ninfa’s
Although famous for its tacos al carbon and green sauce, this mainstay constantly reinvents Tex-Mex. Both Original Ninfa’s locations (Navigation and still-new Uptown) are open seven days a week for curbside pickup and delivery.
Daily, 11am-8pm, 2704 Navigation Blvd., 713.228.1175; 1700 Post Oak Blvd., Ste. 1-190, 346.335.2404, ninfas.com
Photography by: from top, photos: by Nick De La Torre; courtesy of Goode Company Taqueria; courtesy of Hugo's; by Kerry Kirk; courtesy of The Original Ninfa's